can you give a brief personal description of each relationship between hyoyeon and the 8 members? :3
mang I just love these questions!!! first of all thank you for your interest and I hope the following will satisfy your desire of soshi knowledge.
I shall start with Hyo’s best bud then. Da Jung. I don’t know if they were super close during their trainee days because they come from different worlds and their teenage selves seem like rebellious asses, but they were definitely friends. They’ve known each other for so long, they can fight, talk seriously and still troll and have fun. I think the fact that they were roommates when SNSD had to endure the hardships of debuting got them even closer. In a way they’re like Taeny, but less gay because they’re not Taeyeon (they’re still VERY touchy feely). From SNSD’s debut until now, I can’t think of one show without a HyoSic interaction. And from what I’ve seen, Hyoyeon seems close with Krystal too. I’m not sure they have the same circle of friends outside SNSD and SM though.
The member who’s part of Hyo’s outside friends circle is Little Yoong. Hyoyeon’s like Yoona’s super unnie. But they’re not like YoonSic with Jessica treating Yoona like her own little troll sister. Hyoyeon is more like Yoona’s role model. They have some sort of padawan-jedi, apprentice-sensei, mentee-mentor relationship. Whenever Hyoyeon makes a joke, Yoona always has that “this unnie is so awesome” face ; and when Yoona says something funny, Hyoyeon would laugh and have a proud teacher expression. You know how Yoona’s said many times how she used to be so shy but got over it? Hyoyeon’s bad influence has something to do with that for sure. They have the exact same sense of humor. That’s why they hang out together so much and Hyoyeon even introduces her to her gay bffs. Remember on SGB when Nicole (one of Hyo’s bffs) said she wanted to get closer to Yoona (and they did) ?
Speaking of Nicole’s friends, there’s also Pani. HyoFany are like clubbing buddies. They’ve hinted many times that they’ve had some wild parties before and after debut (maybe less now since they’re more mature and busier). They’re the kind of friends that would go shopping and talk about boys (by the way, the ones that’s had the most boyfriends are HyoJeTi imo). If Hyo had to take one member for a night out to smoke and drink, she’d choose either Yoong or Pani. Though Pani doesn’t look up to Hyo like Yoona does, she’s more Hyo’s biggest fangirl. She’s always like “Hyoyeon is so pretty!”, “urgh why are you so damn funny”, “Hyoyeon’s dancing is the best”. What I find really sweet is that, knowing Hyo’s insecurities and lack of confidence, Pani seems to want to spazz as much as possible just to show Hyoyeon she’s the best and shouldn’t care about haters.
Another member that has a similar relationship with Hyo is Sunman. She also knows Hyoyeon very well and always tries to set up the mood for Hyo to feel comfortable whenever they have a schedule together. And you know how Hyo always teases her members? She’d always throw comments about Sunkyu. Not like for Yuri and Pani who are just easy targets to make fun of, but because she has a huuuuge girl crush on her. Especially during Oh! promotions, she couldn’t shut up about her :D Sunman is just so Hyo’s type: chill gal who likes to joke, drink and party. Oh, and you should watch IY2, unless you’re Hyomin and the anger will cause you internal bleeding, there are A LOT of HyoSun moments (they’re always stuck with each other like conjoined twins).
And between the fangirl and chill gay level, there's Taenguman. First word that comes to mind when thinking about HyoTae is —a w k w a r d—. I know they’ve said they’re past the awkward step, but it took a while and I guess they haven’t experienced enough special moments just the two of them, which makes them less close compared to what they have with the other members. It’s a shame because honestly their personalities are exactly the same. They’re both hard to reach and would do anything to avoid serious conversations. This actually explains why they both get along with Fany, Sun, Soo and Yoong, because these fellows know how to connect with distant awkward niggas. That said, I’ve learned to enjoy their awkwardness because it just makes their moments so much funnier. Other than that, they still like each other and are really fun together. And yes HyoTae skinship is always nice to witness. Also I’m sure they nicely bond when SNSD go out to dinner and get drunk.
And Soothe black princess. When HyoYoung are together, two things happen: gross dancing and Pani bullying. The thing with them is, they’re used to have so much fun, they can’t be serious with each other, except when it’s just too overwhelming (awkwardest crying hug at 2009 GDA :D) With Taeyeon, it was because they’d rather not to, but they can be serious when they have to and Hyo’s mentioned they’ve fought before. But with Sooyoung, although they know each other very well and she’s the most natural when she’s with her, serious moments just don’t happen. And I think it’s good because being so close and yet not being Hyo’s confident, makes Soo her best laughing chingoo. Every time Hyo says something, Sooyoung would either laugh or scream “so kyooooooot” then she’d pat her head. She’s like her mom but also her boyfriend at the same time? It’s unhealthy love.
That motherly love, Hyo has it for little Seo. Hyo always looks out for Seo (in her own trolly ways). Everything I said about SunFany supporting Hyo, Hyo does it for Seohyun. And with all the madness and dumbassery in SNSD, Seohyun is the one that keeps Hyoyeon’s feet on the ground. I remember during TTS promotions and DWTS, Hyoyeon had the biggest smile at the airport because she hasn’t seen Seo in a while. I hate to admit it but Seohyun is probably Hyoyeon’s favourite member. I always joke about how I’m a HyoHyun anti because whenever there’s Seohyun around, you just know Hyoyeon is going to go and annoy her and forgets about everyone else.
And finally my Yurissi. HyoRi’s relationship is similar to HyoYoung’s, only Yuri doesn’t find Hyoyeon cute or anything and doesn’t want to pat her, which makes all the gross dancing and gross moments even grosser than the grossest thing that exists on earth. I don’t know if you noticed, but when Hyoyeon does stupid dances, Yuri’s always two feet away about to join her, and vice versa. In fact Hyoyeon and Yuri are not that close, I mean if they had a problem they want to talk about, Hyoyeon would most likely go to Jessica and Yuri to Tiffany. But whenever their eyes meet, it’s like their brain automatically overheats and burns; no more dancing queens, cute idols or sexy image to maintain, they just get their super stupid mode on. All the retarded moments while performing on stage. The dancing. And the hipbones. And the thighs. The fatthighs. They’re perfect ♥
Voilà! I hope that was brief enough for you, thanks for reading :D If you wanna know more, you should watch their radio shows and SNSD- Paradise in Phuket ^^
Sept.22 2012, Jakarta. SNSD pre-gaming in the hallway. The members were later seen arriving in the birthday girl’s room with bottles of tequila. Hotel guests and janitors reported that loud music, yelling and possibly crying from Seohyun, could be heard throughout the entire evening.